Uzbekistan’s Religious and Political Prisoners

Nov 24, 2021

Last month, we released a new report titled “Uzbekistan’s Religious and Political Prisoners: Addressing a Legacy of Repression.” The report estimates that more than 2,000 individuals remain imprisoned by the Uzbekistan government for peacefully practicing their religious beliefs, and documents the cases of 81 specific prisoners, many of whom are serving some of the longest politically-motivated jail sentences in the world.

Steve Swerdlow, the author of the report, and Babur Yusupov, the son of one of the 81 prisoners of conscience listed in the report, join us today to discuss these important findings.

Read the full report on “Uzbekistan’s Religious and Political Prisoners: Addressing a Legacy of Repression.”